Three British university students have clocked up the world record for the longest ever journey by taxi, which would have cost 96,000 euros if the metre had been running
Paul Archer, Johno Ellison and Leigh Purnell travelled almost 70,000 kilometres. The trio bought a 20- year-old London black cab called Hannah from an ad on ebay.
“One day we were sitting in the back of a taxi, all a little bit drunk. We were watching the meter go higher and higher and we thought what’s the highest its ever been? So we looked online and there was a world record and we thought, we’re going to break that and we did,” said Ellison.
The taxi took them to 50 different countries. They were on the road for nearly 200 days.
At one of the base camps for Mount Everest, the trio broke a second world record for the highest taxi journey at more than 5,225 metres.
The lads raised more than 24,000 euros for the British Red Cross.